“Infatuated, half through conceit, half through love of my art, I achieve the impossible working as no one else ever works.”
“Only a man who has felt ultimate despair is capable of feeling ultimate bliss.”
“All human wisdom is summed up in two words; wait and hope.”
“Happiness is like those palaces in fairy tales whose gates are guarded by dragons: we must fight in order to conquer it.”
- Born: 24 July 1802
- Birthplace: Villers-Cotterets, France
- Died: 5 December 1870 (natural causes)
- Best Known As: The author of The Three Musketeers
Alexandre Dumas wrote the classic adventure novel The Three Musketeers and some of the most famous and popular stories in French literature. Beginning in 1844 he had a string of brilliantly successful books, publishing The Three Musketeers (1844, first printed in serial form) and following it with The Count of Monte Cristo (1845), Twenty Years After (1845) and The Black Tulip (1850), among many others. A great celebrity writer of the day, he was almost as famous for his reckless spending and lavish lifestyle, and he was frequently in debt. In his last days he was supported by his illegitimate son, the author Alexandre Dumas the Younger.
Dumas and his son are often referred to as Dumas peré (father) and Dumas fils (son)… Alexandre Dumas was one-quarter black; his grandfather had married a slave while serving as a government official in what is now Haiti.
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